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Bowel Care (Public Course)

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?

This course is available for you or your organisation as:
•    a standard face to face group course; or
•    a customised course to suit your learning needs and delivered at your venue or ours.

Why choose this course?

This course is recommended for employees who, as part of their work role, assist clients with their bowel care management plans prescribed medications (oral, suppositories and enemas).  This course will equip participants with the knowledge, skills and practical training to safely and effectively assist with prescribed bowel care medications.

What content does the course cover?

This course provides participants with the essential knowledge, skills and practical training required to safely and effectively assist clients with their bowel care management plans including prescribed medications (oral, suppositories and enemas). 

The content of this course will enable participants to:

•    Review the basic anatomy and physiology of the digestive system
•    Explain the connection between nutrition, bowel health and general health
•    Explain factors that encourage bowel health & identify potential challenges faced by people with disability
•    Understand the importance of regular bowel care
•    Apply the Bristol Stool Scale & other measures to identify bowel functioning
•    Identify signs, symptoms and indicators of bowel dysfunction that need intervention & when to refer to a health practitioner  
•    Demonstrate safely assisting a client with their prescribed bowel care medications according to workplace policies and procedures

Does the program have any prerequisites?

Medication training is a compulsory pre-requisite for this course. This can include on the job or formal training in Medication. If you have not previously done any on the job or formal medication training, you will need to complete our online module prior to attending this course. This course costs $38.50 and can be purchased via this webpage Assist with Medication - online.  Please allow 1 business day for access to this online module to be enabled after purchasing.

Course completion requires:

Successful completion of this course requires participant to be involved in learning activities, class discussion and practical skills training in simulated workplace scenarios.  Participants’ knowledge and practical skills in assisting clients with their prescribed rectal medications are reviewed during the course.

What is the cost?

$190.00 per head, incl GST

How long is the course?

Duration: Half day
Time: Please see scheduled times or enquire below

Where can I get more information?

Contact: The Training Alliance team
Email: training@cerebralpalsy.org.au
Phone: +61 2 9975 8715
Cancellation conditions apply

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